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At comp I was trying so hard to meet 4x4 cutoff of 1:30 that I stopped the timer at 1:25 thinking it was solved. The judge then showed me the adjacent pll parity I missed in the back. Fml

Ahh yes, some days you are not meant to do well in cubing; For example, today I was at a comp and it started off well with a Sq1 official PB average...and that was it.
Some moment that stood out were
1. I DNF'ed my 2x2 average, and that was the first time ever doing that.
2. DNF'ed all 3x3 BLD attempts, and the FML about that was on my second solve I would have gotten a 2:02 single, but it was off by a twisted corner, but had I gotten it I would have podiumed in BLD (at 3rd) and would have gotten a official PB single by 1 minute, Noooooo!!
3. Megaminx cutoff was 1:45 at the comp, and my first time was 1:45.02 grrrrr!!! and my second solve was 1:45.80 grrrr!!! that hurts.

O well, the comp was fun as a whole and I got to meet several new cubers, so that was nice.

to start this thread of I'm gonna say i REALLY regret popping out the edge of my souvenier
cube from london. the cube is so tight and i just can't get this one stupid corner in!

Generated By csTimer on 2019-03-06
avg of 50: 1.91

Time List:
1. 1.23 F U' R F' R U2 F2 U' R U'
2. 2.23 F2 U R2 F' U' R' F R' U2 R'
3. 1.24 R U F R' U2 F2 U' R2 U
4. 2.76 F U2 R2 F2 R' F' U2 F U2
5. 1.30 R2 U F R2 U' R F U2 R'
6. 1.84 U R U R' U F2 U' R F'
7. 1.37 F' R2 U F2 U' R' U' R2 U2
8. 1.58 F' U F2 R F' R' U R2 U'
9. 1.52 F' R F2 U2 F' U2 F R2 F'
10. 1.99 F U' F' U' R2 F R U2 R U'
11. 1.50 U F U' R' U R' U2 R' U
12. 1.35 F' R' F2 U F R' F2 U2 F' U2
13. 2.64 U F R' U' F U R2 U2 F'
14. 1.64 F' R' F' U' R2 U' R U' R2 U'
15. 1.42 F' U2 F2 U' F R2 U F' R'
16. 1.65 R U' R U2 R U' R2 U2 F'
17. 1.59 R' U' F2 R F U F2 R2 U
18. (1.18) U2 F' U2 F U' F2 U F2 U2
19. 1.47 R2 F' U2 R U' F2 R' U2 R
20. 1.82 U F U2 F' R' F2 R2 F' U
21. 1.60 F2 R U F' U2 F U' F R'
22. 3.91+ R F2 U2 F' U' F R' F2 R U2
23. 1.59 F2 R2 U F' R2 F U2 R2 U2
24. 1.50 F R F R U R' U2 R U2
25. 1.62 F2 U' R' F R' U F R2 U2
26. 4.64 U' F2 R' F R2 U2 R2 U' F2
27. 1.80 F2 U2 R U' F' U R2 U R'
28. 1.28 F2 U' R' F U' F R U' F'
29. 1.80 R' F R F2 R2 U2 R' F R
30. 1.48 R' F U2 F' R F2 R U' R'
31. 1.79 U F R' U F R U2 R' U'
32. (1.17) R2 U F U2 R' U F U' R2
33. 2.06 R F R U' F2 U F' U F'
34. 2.80 F' U R2 F' U' R2 U2 R' U2
35. 1.64 R' F' R2 U F U2 F R' F2
36. 1.66 R' F' R' U2 F U' F U R2
37. 1.52 R2 F U' R U' F2 R U R'
38. (1.09) U2 R2 U' R2 U2 F2 U2 R' U2
39. 1.82 F U' F2 R2 F' U2 F2 U' R'
40. 3.82+ U R' U2 F' U2 F' R2 F' U2
41. 2.05 R' F U' F U' F2 R' U' R
42. 2.76 R' F' R2 F' R' F U R' U
43. 1.67 R' U2 F R' U' F' U R U'
44. 1.67 U' F U' F R2 F' R2 U2 F' U'
45. (4.93+) U' R U' R2 U2 R' U2 F2 U2
46. (5.22+) F U2 R F' U F2 U2 R' U'
47. 2.10 F2 R U' F' U R' U2 R2 U2
48. (DNF(1.25)) U' F R F U2 R F' U2 F'
49. 1.55 U F' U R' U2 F R2 F' U2
50. 1.98 R' F' R F' R2 U F' U2 R2

So I was practicing 2x2 at school. One of my friends wanted to borrow it so I lent it to him. I got it back later, started solving it then noticed I had a corner twist. I tried to twist the corner back, but it didn't want to go. I disassembled the rest of the cube to find that I had unfortunately attempted to twist back the piece which is attached to the core and had ended up twisting the stalk in the process. Now I don't have a 2x2.

The following stories happened to my friend, which shows what happens when you bring an expensive cube to school.
1. He brought his Gan X to school inside the box that it comes with to protect it. During break, one of our friends dropped the box and seemed to break the latch. Luckily it was not permanently broken and the box still worked once he pushed it back into place.
2. Later during lunch, we were cubing and someone started chucking pieces of bread at his cube, almost getting a piece inside of it. However, he did stop once we told him how expensive the cube was.

Had my clock set up as well as it's ever been and finally broke through in comp last weekend with a 7.01 average in round 1 after a couple of weeks averaging the best I ever have at home.

Unfortunately, it then fell out of my pocket when I was retrieving my 7x7 from my bag (an event I don't particularly practise) and was damaged before the final. I must have opened it 50+ times and spent over 6 hours trying to fix it since the weekend and so far have had no luck. I have two comps with clock in the next 3 weeks and then nothing until June, and I can't get my times back down. FML

pretty weird average... shouldve been low 1.5 to sub 1.5 ez

Generated By csTimer on 2019-07-10
avg of 12: 1.81

Time List:
1. 1.12 F U' R' F2 U2 F' U' R' U'
2. (2.93) R U' F2 U' F U2 F2 R' U2
3. 1.10 F R F2 R F' R F R2 U
4. 2.68 F' R F R2 F2 R' F' U' R'
5. 1.66 F' R F2 R F U F2 R' U'
6. (0.90) U F' U' R U' R' F U' F'
7. 2.02 U' R2 U R2 U' F' R' U' R
8. 2.73 R' F' U F' U' R F2 U F' U'
9. 2.34 U R F2 R' F2 U F U2 F2 U'
10. 1.71 F2 R2 U' F U2 R' U' R2 U'
11. 1.28 F2 R2 U' R' U F2 U' R U2
12. 1.49 R U2 R F' R U R' F R U2

1.72 ao50 with 3 +2s (one of which was a sub1, giving me a counting sub 1 in that ao12/ao5), a DNF (didnt start timer, would've been 1.7ish) and a 3 fail.
1.61 w/o penalties

Spoiler: oof

Generated By csTimer on 2019-07-26
avg of 50: 1.72

Time List:
1. 1.49 F' R' U F R2 U' F' R2 F'
2. 1.79 U2 R U' F U' R F' R2 U2
3. 1.50 U2 R' F2 U' R U R2 F2 U
4. 1.47 R F U' R2 U' R2 F U F U'
5. 1.81 R' U2 F U2 F' U2 F2 R' F'
6. 1.72 R F' U2 F' U F2 U' F2 R
7. (0.79) R F U2 F' U' R U F U2
8. 3.38+ F2 R U R' U2 R' F2 R F' U
9. 1.59 U F' R F2 R U2 F' U2 F
10. 1.45 U2 R' F2 R2 U F2 U' F' U2
11. 1.35 R' U' R2 U R2 F2 R' F U
12. 1.81 R' F' R U F2 R' F R' U
13. 2.61 F' U2 F2 U' F U R U R2
14. 1.78 R F' R U2 F' U' F2 R F'
15. 1.71 R2 F2 U2 R' F U' R U' R
16. 1.61 U2 F2 R F U2 R2 U' R U
17. 1.64 F R U2 F' U F R U R U'
18. 1.55 F U R U' F R2 U F' U2
19. 1.49 F2 U2 R' F U R' U F' U'
20. (3.81+) R' F R' U' F U F2 R' U'
21. 1.73 F' U' F2 R U R F2 U' F2
22. 1.67 F R' U2 R' U' R U' R U'
23. 1.57 R2 U F' U2 F U F2 R' U
24. 1.78 F' U2 F R' F' U R U' R2
25. 1.65 F' R' F2 U R F2 R' F R'
26. 1.61 R F2 R U2 F2 U R2 U' R'
27. 1.71 R F' U2 F' U R' F U R'
28. 1.28 R2 U2 R' F' U2 R2 U' R2 U
29. 1.88 U' R2 F' U2 F2 U' R' F R'
30. 1.34 F R' F U2 F R U' R' U'
31. 1.54 R F2 R2 U' F' R2 F2 U2 F'
32. 1.65 F' U' F U2 F U R U2 F2 U'
33. 1.61 R U' R U2 R' F R F' R2
34. 1.64 F' R2 U F' R2 U R F2 U2
35. 2.07 U R' F2 R' U' R U' F U2
36. (0.89) R2 U F R F2 R U' F' U'
37. 1.67 F2 R' F R U2 R F' R' U2
38. 2.22 U F' U' F' R F2 R U R U'
39. 2.98+ R F U F R U2 F R' U'
40. 1.84 U' R2 F' U' R' F R U' F
41. 1.36 R' U' R F U' F R2 F' U'
42. 1.38 U' R U' R' F R2 U2 F' R' U'
43. (3.39) R2 F R' F2 R' F2 U F' R'
44. 1.45 F' R' F R2 U' R' U R2 U2
45. 1.52 R' F2 R' F' R F2 U' R' U
46. 1.63 F R F2 R' F2 R' U' F2 R' U
47. 1.24 U F2 U' F' R2 U2 R' U F'
48. (1.09) R2 U2 R' F' R F' U R' U
49. 1.94 R F2 R F2 R U R' F' U'
50. (DNF(2.00)) R2 F2 R' U2 R U2 F' U R'

Leeds Open today had the easiest clock scramble ever. Sam Spendla got 3.98, James Molloy got 4.38, and several others got low/mid 5s. I was scrambling at the time and didn't get it - 5.32 first try. As a bonus, also had a near FML of an average where the first 4 solves were 6.85, 8.14, DNF(7.00, off by 1 corner), 6.63. Actually glad the last solve was a 9, as if it'd been another 6 I would have been really frustrated.